Tuesday, 31 July 2007
Hand spun honeymoon
Here is the first skein of the olive and red hand spun all plied and set. I love the way the olive brings the red forward rather than overpower it. It was definitely the right choice. Notwithstanding the usual lumps and bumps it is in general a sort of four ply weight so I think I will try a triangular shoulder shawl. I have an extra skein of the olive roving so I can get a more substantial piece by bordering the shawl in solid olive if necessary.
Every time I spin the colours do something new and interesting and surprising. As I have said before, the learning process is fascinating - not sure I have drawn any conclusions yet but it is a lot of fun trying things out!